Approximately 70,000 volumes (including duplicates).
The official publications section contains the volumes which formed the reference collection maintained by the Record Department of the India Office. They provide near-comprehensive coverage of British Indian central and local government publications up to 1947 and also include British statutes, parliamentary journals, debates and papers and other British official publications relating to Indian affairs. The publications of the Indian states, with the exception of administration reports, are not generally to be found in the collection.
Other official publications, including confidential prints, are in the Proceedings (P) and in the Departmental Records (L), especially the Military Department Library (L/MIL/17), the Political and Secret Department Library (L/P&S/20) and the Parliamentary Branch Collections (L/PARL/2).
For further general information about the scope of these collections, see India Office Library and Records, Official Publications (London, 1984).
|V/1 British Acts, 1225 1957||V/10 Administration Reports, 1855 - 1957||V/19 Survey of India Serials, 1870 - 1957|
|V/2 Parliamentary Journals, 1509 - 1957||V/11 Government Gazettes, 1831 - 1947||V/20 Geological Survey of India Serials, 1856 - 1956|
|V/3 Parliamentary Debates, 1774 - 1956||V/12 Histories of Services, 1875 - 1955||V/21 Archaeological Survey of India Serials, 1871 - 1956|
|V/4 Parliamentary Papers, 1802 - 1955||V/13 Civil Lists, 1840 - 1958||V/22 Law Reports, 1791 - 1947|
|V/5 London Gazette, 1756 - 1958||V/14 Statistical Serials, 1848 - 1957||V/23 Selections from the Records, 1849 - 1937|
|V/6 India Office Serials, 1768 - 1948||V/15 Census Reports, 1853 - 1944||V/24 Departmental Annual Reports, 1831 - 1950|
|V/7 British Government Serials, 1792 - 1956||V/16 Public Finance Serials, 1854 - 1957||V/25 Other Serial Publications, 1843 - 1957|
|V/8 Acts and Codes, 1780 - 1955||V/17 Trade and Navigation Statements, 1840 - 1956||V/26 Committee and Commission Reports, 1813 - 1948|
|V/9 Proceedings of Legislative Bodies, 1854 - 1955||V/18 Meteorological Serials, 1796 - 1950||V/27 Monographs, 1774 - 1950|
[The text above and a portion of the linked text is reproduced from Martin Moir's A General Guide to the India Office Records, published by the British Library in 1988. Other linked text is reproduced from John M. Sims' unpublished handlists titled "India Office Records, Official Publications." This information is reproduced with the permission of the British Library and Mr. Sims.]